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20J009 Student assistant f/m/d


Title: Establishing a SQL-based database for monetary values

EIFER/ Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The Energy transition, markets, environment group is currently looking for a student who is capable of establishing a SQL-based database according to a new ISO standard.

Work description
The student will be involved in a research project related to environmental economics. The main (but not necessarily the only) task will be to design a structure and implement a database for monetary values related to biodiversity and human health impacts based on ISO 14008.

Required qualifications
• Student is highly skilled in SQL databases (minimum requirement: MS Access)
• Microsoft Word and Excel
• Very good English skills (reading, speaking and writing)

Conditions
• Duration: two up to six months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: at least 40 hours per month, starting as soon as possible
• Remuneration: according to KIT rules; exact hourly rate depends on the student´s education level
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “20J009”.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr.-Ing. Till Bachmann (bachmann@eifer.org), Tel.: +49 721 6105 1361.

 


 

20J008 Student Assistant F/M/D


Title: Flexibility services with alternative battery storage technologies

Background

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER) was established in 2001 as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). The institute is located in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany and currently has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees. The team “Policy Analysis and Energy Market Studies” is looking for a student interested in analysing the market integration of battery storage technologies.

Context
Currently, Li-Ion technologies dominate the market for both behind the meter and front of the meter battery storage applications but other alternatives are increasingly drawing attention: zinc-air batteries present advantages in safety, as well as both cost and availability of raw materials. Also, second-life Li-Ion batteries offer an opportunity for the extended operation of EV batteries delaying their disposal or recycling. The purpose of this work is to compare the performance and economics of Li-Ion, second use EV Li-Ion and ZincAir technologies in behind-the-meter applications in Germany.

The assigned tasks involve
• Research into the current market state and opportunities for alternative battery storage technologies
• Further development of a battery storage simulation model
• Techno-economic assessment of batteries used for behind-the-meter applications in the German regulatory context such as peak-shaving, self-consumption and frequency regulation.
* Business models will be reviewed for cases such as battery use in car parks or industrial sites


Required qualifications/skills/interests
• Studies: Industrial or electrical engineering, renewable energy and energy economics or similar
• Very good German and English language skills. German is a requirement for understanding German
regulatory documents and technical literature
• Experience in use of programming languages (Python will be used)
• Interest in modelling physical battery characteristics Additional welcomed qualifications
• Knowledge of German regulatory context on battery storage and renewable energy systems integration
• Experience in git

Compensation
• Duration: 6 months
• Start date: The earliest possible date is July 1st (subject to the development of the COVID-19 situation)
• Working hours as a student assistant: up to 40 hours per month (depending on the student´s education level)
• Remuneration: 460€ basis, hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer number 20J008 .
For additional information concerning the work please contact Agustín Motte Cortés, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1437, agustin.motte-cortes@eifer.org

 


 

20J007 Studentische Hilfskraft (d/m/w)


Im Bereich Sozialwissenschaften, Umweltwissenschaften, Stadtplanung (mit Möglichkeit zur Erstellung einer B.A./Masterarbeit)

Das Europäische Institut für Energieforschung (EIFER) ist eine gemeinsame Forschungseinrichtung der Electricité de France (EDF) und dem Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) mit Sitz in Karlsruhe. Am Institut widmen sich über 100 WissenschaftlerInnen aktuellen Forschungsfragen in den Bereichen Energie in Städten und Regionen, Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung, Energieressourcen und dezentrale Energieumwandlung sowie Energie- und Umweltökonomie.

Stellenbeschreibung
Wir suchen eine studentische Hilfskraft im Rahmen eines Projekts zum Thema Konzept und Umsetzung von Resilienz in deutschen Städten insbesondere im Umgang mit urbanen Hitzeperioden und im Kontext lokaler Klimapolitik. Dabei soll der Fokus insbesondere auf der Stadt Karlsruhe sowie einer oder zwei weiteren Städten liegen. Betrachtet werden sollen außerdem Dokumente des Städtetags (Verband der Städte und Gemeinden in Deutschland).

Aufgaben
• Literaturrecherche bzgl. des Begriffs „Resilienz“ im kommunalpolitischen Kontext sowie zu Operationalisierung und Umsetzung in der lokalen Klimapolitik
• Analyse offizieller Dokumente und Daten
• Soweit möglich, Gespräche mit Stakeholdern
• Übersicht von Definitionen, Umsetzungsstrategien und Maßnahmen
• Präsentation der Ergebnisse und Abschlussbericht

Die Erstellung einer eigenen Studienarbeit/Abschlussarbeit ist denkbar und wird nach Absprache gerne unterstützt.

Voraussetzungen
• Immatrikulation an einer deutschen Hochschule
• Sehr gute Sprachkenntnisse sowie Kommunikationsfähigkeit in Deutsch und Englisch
• Erfahrung im Umgang mit qualitativen Methoden der Sozialforschung von Vorteil
• Guter Umgang mit MS Office Anwendungen
• Selbständigkeit, Zuverlässigkeit

Konditionen
• Der Vertrag ist zunächst auf 3 Monate befristet, Verlängerung auf 6 Monate ist möglich
• Vergütung: 450 €-Basis / Stundensatz und Stundenanzahl in Abhängigkeit vom
Ausbildungsniveau
• Start: so bald wie möglich
• Arbeitsort: Technologiepark Karlsruhe, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131
Karlsruhe

Kontakt
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen in einem Dokument, Format pdf, max. 5 MB unter Angabe der Stellennummer 20J007 an jobs@eifer.org.
Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Pia Laborgne, Tel. 0721 6105 1353, laborgne@eifer.org

 


 

20J006 Student assistant f/m/d


Title: Bibliographic research in the field of nanotechnologies applied to energy and on-field data analysis

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the work
• bibliographic research in the field of nanotechnologies applied to energy. He/she will have to screen the on-line patent websites and import in an existing EndNote database all the relevant references.
• pre-analysis of on-field data from a 100% renewable µ-grid. He/she will have to download, organize and analyse the data for future presentations.

Required qualifications/skills/interests

The position is aiming at students in sciences.

The following skills are mandatory:
• fluent in English and either German or French
• good knowledge of Excel and Matlab
• knowledge of PowerPoint and/or EndNote would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 4/6 months, starting as soon as possible
• Working hours depending on student´s education level
• Working place: EIFER, Emmy‐Noether‐Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Remuneration: 460€-Basis, according to KIT rules; exact hourly rate depends on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J006.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Philippe MOÇOTÉGUY (philippe.mocoteguy@eifer.org)

 


 

20J003 Internship Proposal


Title: Evaluation of the ammonia market

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the project
Chemical storage of energy can be achieved via hydrogen or carbon-neutral hydrogen derivatives. One example is ammonia (NH3) which has been identified as a sustainable fuel for mobile and remote applications and a high caloric energy carrier to store electricity. NH3 is CO2-free if produced from renewable electricity. The Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (SSAS) concept consists in the production of NH3 directly from water and air. Even if achieving ammonia synthesis at intermediate temperatures and ambient pressures through a Proton Conducting Cell (PCC) is a promising technology for the development of green ammonia, no commercially available SSAS system exist. The target is to evaluate the economic and environmental impact of the SSAS in comparison with the current ammonia production methods.

The assigned tasks involve
• Evaluation of the current ammonia market (production, consumption, storage, transport)
• Mapping of the main actors of the ammonia market
• Evaluation of the actual production cost of ammonia and SSAS (levelized cost of ammonia), based on process simulation in a software
• Evaluation of the environmental impact of the ammonia production (CO2 emissions)
• Evaluation of a new business model based on SSAS

Required qualifications/skills/interests
• Studies in the area of energy economics and/or industrial engineering or a related field
• Background/interest on the assessment of emerging technologies in the energy sector
• Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink or another simulation tool is highly desirable
• Synthetic and analytical thinking, ability to work autonomously
• Ability to write/communicate in English mandatory, French/German highly desirable

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months (Start as soon as possible)
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly Compensation 450€ per month
• Place of work: EIFER, Technologiepark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J003.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Julian Dailly, dailly@eifer.org.

 


 

19J031 Internship Proposal


Title: Modelling of fuel cell/ battery hybridization technologies for heavy duty transport applications

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER, Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and EDF SA. EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 researchers working on the development of innovative solutions regarding energy management in cities and territories, decentralized energy production and energy systems.
The fuel cell technologies are progressively entering the market, especially for mobility. Nowadays, discussions are still on-going on whether the full battery or the fuel cell powered electric vehicles will take the lead of the market for passenger cars. However, it appears that the constraints of autonomy, weight and size associated with heavy duty applications (trucks, trains, ships) are not compatible with full battery vehicles. Therefore, the de-carbonation of these vehicles can only go through fuel cell based electric vehicles. However, the strong dynamics of the variations in power demand are detrimental for fuel cell lifetime. Therefore, the hybridization of battery/super capacitors (able to sustain high power variations) with fuel cells (able to provide a long autonomy) appears the best option to meet the requirements of heavy duty vehicle.
The objective of the internship is therefore to estimate the most relevant hybridization technologies of fuel cells and batteries and establish a first model of hybridization.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature analysis to identify the existing usage profiles (e.g.: evolution of power demand) of heavy duty vehicles (trucks, trains, ships)
• Literature analysis to identify the existing hybridization strategies and models
• Development of a first model of the different components of the hybridization system (fuel cell, batteries/super capacitors, hydrogen storage, electrical engine) and of the strategies of hybridization in order to optimize the size, the cost and the autonomy of the hybrid system, as well as its ability to sustain dynamics
• Final report

Required qualifications and recommended skills
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably system engineering
• Good skills in programming (preferably with Matlab/Simulink)
• Basic knowledge of batteries and/or fuel cell for electric mobility
• Analytical mind and ability to synthetize information
• Fluency in English is mandatory

Conditions
• 4 (preferably 6) months, starting as soon as possible
• Working place: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 450 Euro/month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to to jobs@eifer.org . Please refer to the offer number 19J031.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact:
Philippe Moçotéguy (to mocoteguy@eifer.org ).
Annabelle Brisse (to brisse@eifer.org)

 


 

19J016 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Development of a blockchain-based energy market application

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Position description
The student will support the development team on the further development of a local energy market application, including:
• The integration of an agent-based simulation model with a blockchain data ledger
• The development of a user story, and the development of an interface for mobile devices to interact on the local energy market

Optionally, the work could be carried out as a Master Thesis.

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of Computer Science and/or engineering (e.g. energy, industrial, mechanical engineering etc.)
• Knowledge on blockchain protocols (Ethereum, Factom, Hyperledger Fabrik etc.)
• Interest in the evolution of blockchain technologies and new technologies
• Knowledge on application development preferred (java, javascript, python etc.)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good knowledge of English is mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J016.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Samrat Bose: samrat.bose@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1445 or Enrique Kremers, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1451, enrique.kremers@eifer.org

 


 

19J013 – Internship Proposal


Title: Investigation and mapping of hydrogen projects in France and Europe

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.

The student will investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
- Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)
• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
- Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
- Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS - intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

Conditions
Duration: 6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
Monthly compensation: 450 €


Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

 


 

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